I've never been abroad, unfortunately. But, by the next year I'm going to the US to live with my sister. She lives there for about 10 years and my Green Card process is running through the Visa Center for about 3 years until now.
Currently, and fortunately, is on the final phase! Thanks God!
Good luck for all of you who intend to go abroad to visit or live!
Ps: When I get there I gonna stay on the line to keep you guys informed with the news, and, of course, keep practicing with all of you. Maybe Portuguese in a near future, who knows?